Saturday, January 18, 2020

Free Short Coming Soon!

This is the cover of the exclusive, free short story I'll be sending out with my newsletter for Valentine's Day. It's three chapters long, and it's a sweet little slice-of-life check-in with Quinn and Duke, plus a few other characters from my Firsts and Forever Series (that's Duke on the cover). If you're not already receiving my newsletter, you can sign up here.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Looking Ahead to 2020

A sincere thank you to all my readers for being there throughout 2019! I'm not the fastest writer out there, but I'm proud of the fact that I produced four new books this year. I also re-edited Feral and The Tinder Chronicles, learned a new software program to make my book interiors look nice, and moved The Firsts and Forever Series into KU, where it found a new audience.
As for what's ahead in 2020, my plan is to write a couple of books set in the Firsts universe, which can be read as stand-alones but still bring in some of the characters you love in supporting roles. First up is Will and Lorenzo's story. I'm very excited about it, and I'll be revealing more details about it in January.
I also hope to continue my paranormal California Obscura Series with a fated mates story (Mateo's, for those of you who read More Than This). I really have a blast writing paranormal, and I think Mateo is going to be a very fun character!
Beyond that, who knows? I plan to keep following my muse and writing the characters that are speaking to me the loudest. I feel excited and optimistic about the books that will be coming your way in 2020, and I look forward to sharing the journey with you. Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Comfort and Joy is live!

My new holiday novella, Comfort and Joy, is now available! It's part of the Firsts and Forever Series, and it's a lighthearted opposites attract romance.
The blurb:
Jed and Dakota couldn’t be more different. 
One’s an overly cautious, nerdy workaholic who just can’t seem to loosen up. The other’s a hot, tattooed bar owner who doesn’t take anything very seriously.
An undeniable attraction flares between them when they get stuck in a cozy cabin right before the holidays. All too soon though, the storm passes and they’re back out in the real world. There are a million reasons why this should be nothing more than a weekend fling, including the fact that Jed’s life is in San Francisco and Dakota’s is in the Sierras. Plus, Jed’s demanding career doesn’t exactly allow time for a social life. 
But when something feels so right, can either man just walk away?
Or will two total opposites figure out how to make it work, despite all the obstacles in their path?
This light-hearted holiday romance is set in the world of Alexa Land’s Firsts and Forever Series. While long-time readers will recognize some familiar faces, this novella can be read as a stand-alone.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Writing Update

I'm checking in to let you know what's going on with my work in progress. I'd been toying with the idea of writing a collection of three short stories for the holidays, but Jessie's brother Jed has totally taken over! So instead, I'm writing a Firsts and Forever holiday novella for him and the plan is to publish it in late December. Actually, the plan is to publish it the moment it's done, but at this rate, late December is most likely. 

The novella is called Comfort and Joy, and it's a very sweet opposites attract love story. We met Jed back in The Distance, which is his brother Jessie's story. Jed has now graduated with his MBA and is working in an office in San Francisco. He's very serious and career-oriented, and what he really needs is to learn to relax and have fun. 

That's where his love interest comes in. Dakota is a smoking hot, tattooed bar owner who doesn't take himself, or anything else, too seriously. He's a new character, so you'll be meeting Dakota at the same time that Jed does. 

The Dombruso family, along with Jessie and Kai and several of your favorite couples, are all heading to a ski lodge in the Sierras for Christmas. But on his way there, an ice storm strands Jed in Dakota's cozy mountain cabin for a very fun weekend, and sparks fly. Once he finally makes it to the lodge, there will be holiday hijinks with Nana and the gang. 

My goal with this book is a sweet, fun holiday romance with low angst. Think Hallmark plus Heat. I'll be doing a cover reveal on Saturday here on my blog and in my Facebook reader's group, Alexa's Land, so be sure to drop by and check it out.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

The California Obscura Series

My brand-new paranormal romance, More Than This, is now available! It's set in the same world as Feral and The Tinder Chronicles, so I decided to go back and re-edit both of those books. They got nice, new interiors, too. 

These three books are now grouped under the California Obscura Series, and all three are available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited.

Each book in the series was written as a stand-alone, but if you prefer to read them in order I'd suggest Feral, then Tinder, followed by More Than This. Characters from earlier books in the series appear in supporting roles in later books.

Here are the global and US links for all three books:

Global links:

Friday, October 25, 2019

More Than This is LIVE!

It's for sale and also available on Kindle Unlimited, and the paperback will be coming soon. As of right now, the cover isn't displaying properly because of a glitch on Amazon's end, but it's there when you download the book. I sincerely hope you enjoy Griffin and Ari's story!

Here's the blurb:

So, apparently I’m a warlock.

That’s what I’ve been told by a mysterious stranger who broke into my home and claims to be a vampire. He also says my powers are going to activate in two weeks, on my twenty-fifth birthday. Oh, and by the way, that just might set me off like a nuclear bomb. Since something inside me is starting to build to almost unbearable levels, he might be right about that. He also says he’s willing to help me, as long as I do a favor for him in return.

But can I trust him?

And why does this have to be happening now, right after I met the man of my dreams? Ari Bloom is everything I’ve ever wanted, and there’s no way I can tell him about any of this while we’re just getting to know each other. What would I even say? Oh hey, turns out magic is real, I might be the most powerful warlock on the planet, and there’s a chance I could go supernova in a few days. 

Yeah, I don’t think so.

My name is Griffin Vale, and this is what I have to do: survive my birthday, help a vampire in need, and keep pretending everything is perfectly normal for Ari’s sake, even as my world starts spiraling wildly out of control around us. 

Piece of cake, right?

This light-hearted, M/M paranormal romance is part of Alexa Land’s California Obscura Series. It features an inept warlock, a sweet cinnamon roll of a barista, an annoyed bulldog, and an assortment of vampires. While characters throughout the series make cameo appearances, each book is written as a stand-alone.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

More Than This is Coming Soon!

My upcoming paranormal romance, More Than This, now has a release date! It'll be out just in time for Halloween on October 25th. Since it will be available on Kindle Unlimited, it'll be on Amazon exclusively (which is a requirement of the KU program).

I absolutely loved revisiting the world of The Tinder Chronicles (though this book is a stand-alone and you don't need to read Tinder to enjoy it). This story focuses on a new character named Griffin, who finds out he's a warlock two weeks before his 25th birthday. That's the day all of his powers are coming online, and if he can't learn to control them before the big day, the transformation could prove fatal. Meanwhile, he's falling hard for a sweet, beautiful barista named Ari and trying to pretend everything's normal, even as his whole world starts spiraling out of control around them.

Griffin gets a helping hand from August (AKA Bane) from The Tinder Chronicles, who needs Griffin's help in turn with a problem his husband is facing. Also in the supporting cast are Laurence and Ty from Tinder Chronicles and Nate and Nikolai from Feral. It was so much fun to step back into this world and check in with these characters several years down the road!

While I was returning to my paranormal roots,  I decided to group all of these books under the umbrella of The California Obscura Series. Each book in the series is written as a stand-alone, but characters make cameo appearances in other books as supporting players. I also went back and re-edited both Tinder and Feral and gave them nice, new interiors. If you already own a copy of either book, you should be able to update it through Amazon and get the latest version (a few of my readers reported they had to contact customer service to make that happen, while the ebooks updated automatically for others, so go figure). Also, both Feral and The Tinder Chronicles are now in Kindle Unlimited for the first time ever!

I'm so excited to bring you Griffin and Ari's story! It's a fun ride with a lot of laughs and twists and turns, and at its heart it's a very sweet love story. I'm also looking forward to seeing where the series goes from here.